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Hypoglycaemia in diabetes

Hypoglycaemia is a condition in which there is an abnormally low level of glucose in the blood. It's important to be aware of the symptoms and how to treat a 'hypo'.

Diabetes

Eating out safely

As we consume more take-away and restaurant food, the risk of food poisoning increases. If food is not handled correctly, at the correct temperatures, or the staff are not trained or the premises not clean, the risk for contamination will be high.

Travel Health

Travellers' diarrhoea

Contaminated food and drink are the major sources of travellers' diarrhoea. High-risk regions for an attack include the majority of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America.

Travel Health

Vaginal thrush

Itching around the vagina is commonly caused by infection with a yeast called Candida albicans and is known as vaginal thrush.

Women's Health

Getting pregnant

Getting pregnant is easy for some women, but for others it can be a difficult. Women are most fertile between 20 and 24 years of age, after which fertility declines.

Babies & Pregnancy

Rhesus-negative blood and pregnancy

If you have rhesus negative blood, your fetus may be at risk for health problems. This is true only if the fetus has Rh positive blood. A simple test followed by treatment can help prevent problems.

Heart & Stroke

Pap smear tests

Pap smear tests are currently used in Australia as a screening test for cervical cancer. A Pap smear test can detect changes in the cells of the cervix that may develop into cancer.

Women's Health

Osteoporosis prevention

Osteoporosis prevention involves lifestyle measures to address any risk factors you may have for osteoporosis. There are also medicines that can be used to help prevent osteoporosis in certain at-risk people.

Seniors' Health

Osteoporosis treatment options

Osteoporosis treatment choices (including medicines and lifestyle measures) are based on your age, sex, general health, the severity of your osteoporosis and the likelihood of you breaking a bone. 

Seniors' Health

Asthma overview

About one in 9 Australians has asthma. Both children and adults get asthma, and while there is no cure, most people are able to control their symptoms by avoiding their triggers and taking medicines. 

Asthma

Prolapsed uterus

A prolapsed uterus (uterine prolapse) is when the uterus (womb) drops down from its normal position. It may cause no symptoms but if troublesome can be treated with self-care measures, pessaries or surgery.

Women's Health

Congenital heart defects

Congenital heart defects are problems with the structure of the heart that are present from birth. The defects develop during pregnancy. In Australia, as many as one baby in 100 is born with a heart defect.

Heart & Stroke

Pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is a condition where the blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries (vessels that carry blood from the heart to the lungs) is higher than normal, putting a strain on the right side of the heart.

Respiratory Health

Habit cough in children

A habit cough is a repetitive cough that occurs in the absence of any underlying disease. The cough is usually loud, harsh, honking or barking, and usually affects school age children.

Respiratory Health

Gilbert syndrome

Gilbert syndrome is a mild condition in which there is an excess of bilirubin in the blood. You may at times develop mild jaundice, with slight yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes.

Gastrointestinal Health